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2014 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2015 Volvo S60 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 350 than the Volvo S60. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350, drivers may find the Volvo S60 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volvo S60 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus ES 350, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus ES 350 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo S60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus ES 350 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 350 is much slimmer than the Volvo S60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus ES 350, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus ES 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Lexus ES 350 has about the same turning radius as the Volvo S60, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus ES 350 has less horsepower than the Volvo S60, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Volvo S60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus ES 350 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.

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2014 Lexus
ES 350

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MSRP*: $36,620

2015 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*: $33,300 - $45,700
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 19 - 25
Highway MPG: 31 28 - 37
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-5, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $34,300 $31,302 - $42,958

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